Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Elections are the same all over

From Wichita Peace and Freedom Party Examiner:

In Kansas, our primary is not until August. But the political ads are popping up everywhere. The amazing this is how much they all sound alike:
“I’m the pro-life pro-family candidate.” “I’m a leading conservative in the senate (or house).” “Congress is out of touch with the American people.” “I plan to take back our government.”
So who isn’t all of those things? Nothing they have said is new. They all claim to be open to new ideas. Yet they campaign on old ideas. And who are they taking the government back for?
A lot of people are already getting sick of seeing Wink Hartman campaign TV Ads. The ads run every hour on most TV stations, Hartman tries hard to look like a serious business leader who is “just like you” and wants common sense solutions to the problems in Washington. “I’m not a career politician,” he said in a recent ad.Some simple questions come to mind with this guy immediately. How many of us have an arena named after us? Hartman does. Were is all that money coming from for all of those ads? The TV is saturated with them and they are not cheap. If he is against spending money so much, why is he spending an exorbitant amount for these ads? If he’s not a career politician why is he paying more in advertising than this job will pay him?
These politicians just assume we are all pro-life. But at a gathered for a memorial for abortion Dr. George Tiller on Memorial Day, Kari Ann Rinker, had a lot to say in favour of legal abortions.“This is not just a choice issue,” Rinker said. “This is a medical issue, an issue of women’s safety. It is a need.”
The real wild card in all of this is the Tea Party. What do they really stand for? There members have pushed for everything from an armed insurrection to ending the department of education and ending social security. Is all of this really in the best interest of the American people?
Rep. Todd Tiahrt was the nimble brain representative of the US House to introduce Sarah Palin to a Wichita crowd a few months ago. She is known for her slogan “drill baby drill,” as a cry for deregulating the drilling of off shore oil wells. After the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, who takes such a stance serious today?